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Women’s Peace and Security/Humanitarian Intern at UN Women

Location: Abuja
Type of Contract: Internship
Post Level: Intern
Languages Required: English
Duration of Initial Contract: Initial duration of 3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment: 6 months

Duties and Responsibilities
Learning Objective:

  • Develop an understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the conduct of gender assessments and analysis
  • Assist in the organization of consultative meetings, trainings, campaigns and peer-learning visits
  • Assist in writing meeting minutes, mission and training reports
  • Support the development of Conflict Analysis, Mediation & Negotiation Training Tools
  • Facilitate the documentation of human-interest stories and best practices
  • Provide input to briefs, policy updates and strategic documents on WPS and HA
  • Contribute to the exchange of information and knowledge products internally and externally
  • Participate in inter-agency coordination committees and working groups
  • Monitor the implementation of WPS and HA projects

Required Skills and Experience

  • The intern must have completed university studies (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) or be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme in International Relations, Development Studies, Gender Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, or similar study areas
  • Be enrolled in a graduate-school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.


  • Applicants to the  internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English is required.


  • No work experience is required
  • Some knowledge and experience in events coverage, organizing events and/or training, media relations and/or advocacy campaigns, using traditional and social media will be an asset
  • Some experience in graphic design (Adobe suite) and creating communication materials will be an added advantage
  • Strong computer skills, Word, Excel, Power Point

Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should apply here

4th March, 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

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